In front of the lens in Bolivia

Standing out at a Bolivian fiesta is unavoidable when you’re a six-foot gringo running around with a beefy camera. Not that standing out is something I wanted to avoid. In fact I’ve found through the years that rather than trying to hide behind the camera, it is far better to use it as a tool…

Bolivian Brass

It seems that this month’s Bolivian Fiesta theme has so far been dominated by diptychs. I find diptychs tend to work best when they display two photographs taken in the same place around the same time. This is because the photographs will usually have been taken under similar lighting conditions and will thus involve similar…

Feathers of a flute man

As promised in my last post here are detail photographs of the feathers worn by the most unique flute players I’ve ever seen, at one of the most entertaining fiestas I’ve ever attended. I counted at least 500 feathers on each cape worn by the flute players. It of course begs the question where the…

March of the flute men

The Bolivian Fiesta collection is starting to reveal itself as I get a roll on with this month’s theme. Here’s another gem from the San Pedro fiesta I attended back in April this year. This man was part of a troop of flutists who are famous for touring the country’s fiesta circuit and playing flutes…